A group of six Year 10 students from Woodham Academy volunteered to take part in the International Space Challenge, taking place at the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe.
The event was designed to challenge students to create a space hotel and deliver a presentation in French to promote it.
Whilst building their craft model hotel, students were supported by the astrophysics department at Durham University and had to bear in mind the challenges associated with low earth orbit, solar radiation and space debris. These topics were introduced to the students by keynote speakers from Durham University.
“This was a fabulous opportunity for students to gain a valuable insight into the career paths involving a combination of Science and French,” said a school statement.
“The day ended on a high as the Woodham Academy team won the language prize in the competition amongst 14 other teams.”